Arborea

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This article is about the town in Italy. For other uses, see Arborea (disambiguation).
Arborea
Comune
Comune di Arborea
Casa del Fascio
Casa del Fascio
Coat of arms of Arborea
Coat of arms
Arborea is located in Italy
Arborea
Arborea
Location of Arborea in Italy
Coordinates: 39°46′N 08°35′E / 39.767°N 8.583°E / 39.767; 8.583
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Province Oristano (OR)
Frazioni Centro I, Centro II, S'Ungroni, Luri, Linnas, Torrevecchia, Pompongias
Government
 • Mayor Pierfrancesco Garau
Area
 • Total 115 km2 (44 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (31 March 2010)
 • Total 4,036
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Demonym Arborensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09092
Dialing code 0783
Patron saint St. John Bosco
Saint day January 31
Website Official website

Arborea is a town and comune in the province of Oristano, Sardinia, Italy, whose economy is largely based on agriculture, with production of vegetables, rice and fruit.

History[edit]

Arborea was built by the fascist government of Italy in the 1920s, after the draining of the marshes which covered the area. The village was populated by families, mostly composed of peasants, who came from the regions of Veneto and Friuli in North-eastern Italy.

Name[edit]

Arborea is named for and lies within the medieval Giudicato of Arborea, which had its capital, at various periods, in nearby Tharros and Oristano. The town was originally named Villaggio Mussolini (with which it was inaugurated on October 29, 1928), by the fascist government. Less than two years later, the name was revised to Mussolinia di Sardegna ("Mussolinia of Sardinia", to distinguish the town from Mussolinia di Sicilia, now Santo Pietro in the commune of Caltagirone, Province of Catania).[1] The current name was adopted after World War II.

References[edit]

  1. ^ voce "Arborea" da F.C. Casula, Dizionario Storico Sardo, Carlo Delfino Editore, 2001, Sassari

International relations[edit]

Twin towns / Sister cities[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Arborea at Wikimedia Commons